Charlotte Ashley is a writer, editor, critic, and independent bookseller in Toronto, Canada. Her story ‘Fold’ appears in Lucky or Unlucky? 13 Stories of Fate, and ‘Aisthesis’ appears in the Crossed Genres’ anthology, Fierce Family. She has stories forthcoming in Kaleidotrope and Fantasy & Science Fiction. You can follow her on Twitter @CharlotteAshley or at http://www.once-and-future.com
J.D. Carelli is an ESL teacher by day and a fantasy writer by night. The rest of the time he spends with his wife and daughter on a tropical island in Southern China. As a child, he fully believed that he could control The Force and he has been trying to reclaim that feeling on the page ever since. You can find out more about him at http://www.jdcarelli.com or on Twitter @jdcarelli.
Emerald Delmara is a writer, college student, and avid collector of books who loves to work with herbal remedies. Growing up on a farm in the Ouachita Mountains, she spent her days reading every book she could get her hands on, dreaming of fictional characters, and roaming the countryside with her beloved pets. Most of her writing inspiration comes from mythology. She believes magic is essential to her stories, which she hopes to have in bookstores one day. She currently resides in Oklahoma with her family and her dog. You can read more of her works on Wattpad at http://www.wattpad.com/user/GoddessSirena.
Dorchi can’t remember a day when she didn’t pick up a pen and write at least something; a few words, a paragraph. Very soon words and paragraphs turned into pages and pages of short stories, novels and quite a lot of poems, most of which are still kept safe on her laptop. Recently she stopped deluding herself that writing is just a hobby to her. It isn’t. Writing is her life, and she intends to live it and give it all she’s got and more. Read more at http://www.wattpad.com/user/DorChi
Kim Fry is a wife, mother and fiction writer who makes her life in Casper, Wyoming. She has a dark sense of humor and an enormous obsession with Edgar Allan Poe. Some of her work is currently posted on Wattpad under user name KimFry. Her horror/thriller, Scream for Him, won the 2012 Watty Award for ‘On the Rise’ in horror and has been read over 1.5 million times. She published a short story, “Dead Girl Walking,” in the Library of Dreams anthology in 2013. With numerous other stories in the works, she writes many genres, including fantasy, horror, thriller and paranormal. You can find her at http://www.authorkimfry.com.
Katherine A. Ganzel
Katherine A. Ganzel began writing late in life, starting her first novel when her kids were nearly grown. Her suspenseful romance, Stolen Hearts, appears on Wattpad under the username KatherineArlene, where it has become a beloved favorite for many readers. The sequel, Love You Forever, soon followed and both books together have been read over 1,200,000 times. Her new romance, featuring the characters from ‘Finding Marty’, will begin uploading in December 2013. She currently resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband, two daughters, three cats, and two dogs. You can follow Katherine at http://www.facebook.com/Aut
Once upon a time, Yzabel Ginsberg made a deal with the God of Dreams, whom she might have swindled out of a few extra seeds of wild imagination. From her current home in Scotland, this strange French woman always clad in black weaves many webs of stories, whether on paper or through the delicate art of online storytelling. Rumour has it that she will only stop when Death comes to claim her, but even that is less than certain. In the meantime, you can follow her at http://www.facebook.com/YzabelGinsberg, or as @YzabelGinsberg on Twitter.
JC McDowell grew up chasing street cars around the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. She chased the love of her life to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains where she discovered her dream to write. New Orleans beckoned her home again, where her dreams became a reality. Her evil twin, Jaycee Ford, is currently looking for homes for her romance stories while JC spends her days working in the city, continuing to chase street cars in her spare time. You can find JC online at https://www.facebook.com/Autho
Tim McFarlane writes short stories in a wide field of genres but finds fantasy to be a common theme as he refuses to accept reality. He lives in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.
Most folk believe that technology rules their lives. They’re wrong. Ancient magic and dark conspiracies actually dominate this planet. This author’s one mission in life is to open people’s eyes to that fact. His name is Ken Magee and he tells people he writes contemporary fantasies which blend adventure and humour with technology and magic. His books live under the tagline ‘ancient magic meets the Internet’. He pretends they’re works of fiction, because he’s afraid of the powerful people behind the conspiracies… he’s hoping a ‘fiction’ writer will slip under their radar. For more about Ken and his books, please have a look at www.kenmageeauthor.com.
Alexandra Owen had dreams of singing on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera, but when she realized her true passion, writing, she changed her degree path. Her passion for writing historical fiction is evident to everyone who meets her. Alexandra loves sharing her stories with others. You can find her on Wattpad as Davrielle – http://www.wattpad.com/user/Davrielle.
Miloš Petrik is a lawyer from Belgrade with a glamourous job in Serbian public media. He thinks writing about himself in the third person makes him sound rather more important than he really is.
Time and life permitting, he writes. He has so far published short stories, short comics, and had a short radio play aired. He has also been accused (remarkably frequently) of having a short temper. You can follow him at http://www.wattpad.com/user/MiloshPetrik
JB Roger is not by nature a show-off but has often been seen on the stages of many concert halls and theatres in the guise of singer (both choral and solo), actor, and musician since she was a small child. Fiction writing is another of her – recently resurrected – creative outlets.
Now a somewhat larger child, having never really grown up, she can be found in the depths of Wales with her husband and dogs, knee-deep in gemstones, jeweller’s wire, paints and paper, with pliers and wire-cutters in one hand, pen and ink in the other.
C. M. Rosens
C. M. Rosens writes dark fantasy, urban paranormal and crime fiction, and has an unhealthy obsession with folklore, mythology and things that go bump in the night. Her inspirations range from the weird assorted stories she dredges up from the darkest corners of the news to the wit and wisdom of Terry Pratchett; from the works of Bram Stoker to Fyodor Dostoyevski. When she is not writing fiction, she is usually lost in thirteenth century Europe. She shares her home with her pet snake Jörmungandr (Jordy for short) and her Hammer Horror film collection. You can find her on Twitter @CMRosens or at her blog http://www.cmrosens.blogspot.co.uk/
As a youngster, Natasha was often discovered with her face buried in a book. While that little girl grew into a semi-responsible adult, her overactive imagination stayed with her. Although she is immersed in sciences during the day, her alter ego turns to the arts in her precious downtime moments.
Based in Sydney, Natasha still longs for the day she can run away and completely dedicate herself to her artistic exploits. Meanwhile, she spends any spare moments sketching, painting, or in her local cafe dreaming stories into being. Follow Natasha’s creative journey at http://www.natrowlin.weebly.com.
Adam Sigrist has been writing all his life. After an exceptional moment in the Wattpad spotlight, his debut novel First Light, the beginning of The Zombie Prophecies series, was published by Fable Press in June of 2013. He is currently working on the sequel, as well as many other projects which are available to read on Wattpad. You can find links to his work on his website at http://www.adamsigrist.com/.
Maya Starling is a writer, a geek, an animal lover and a gamer. A native Croatian, she writes biographies of fictional characters, both short and long. Her four-legged, fury minions are rather useless because they always do as they please. She publishes most of her works for free on Wattpad under username Maya_2011. Her story, ‘The Red Menace’, is published on NOSF, a Croatian portal promoting SF&F. She hopes to one day find her novels on the shelves in the bookstores. In the meantime you can read them on Wattpad and follow her on https://www.facebook.com/StarlingMaya or on twitter @MayaStarling.
A minstrel, a ruffian, and a roustabout, the creature known as Josh Vitalie (Joshuas Vitalius) grew up in the sweltering deserts of California before migrating into the forests of the Pacific Northwest. This nomadic creature emerged from the woods frequently to roam the countryside, inflicting the infectious beat of his War Drum upon an unsuspecting populace for years before traveling further north to plant his seed in one of the locals. With an heir in his care, his wanderings have been reduced to splitting time between the Wilds of the Northwest and the Snows of Canada. You can catch him on Wattpad at http://www.wattpad.com/user
The truth is, Len Webster is a romance-loving Melburnian with dreams of finding her own chance at love. She calls Australia home, but secretly wishes a man with a beautiful accent would whisk her away. She’s been called a hopeless romantic and a firm believer of happily ever afters, which she doesn’t object to. When Len isn’t acting as the voice of her characters, you can find her drowning in business textbooks as she slaves over her Bachelor degree. You can follow Len’s writing at https://www.facebook.com/lennwebster.